Merri Creek Management Committee

Site location mapLOCATION: YARRA 5000/04.09 E21900 N20100

Tate Reserve on the western side of the Merri Creek at the end of Grant Street.

ACCESS: Merri Path (western side of Creek), Grant Street.

OWNERSHIP & MUNICIPALITY: Public Land, City of Coburg.

SITE DESCRIPTION: A broad, shallow depression formerly with a swampy base is a higher level channel of the Merri Creek. Between this channel and the present channel is a rounded hill which is an outlier of basalt that has been isolated by the migration eastward and incision of the creek.

SIGNIFICANCE RATING: LOCAL

The site is an example of an earlier, less incised channel of the Merri Creek. Due to the extensive modifications to the creek course in the Metropolitan area, it is one of the few places where earlier higher level channels may still be seen.

SITE SENSITIVITY, THREATS, POTENTIAL UTILISATION

CLASS 3. The site has been substantially disturbed and partly regraded but the general form of the higher level channel is still visible. The site has been extensively planted and as tree growth advances, the form of the channel will become disguised.

REFERENCES: None known.

Former channel of Merri Creek and residual hill at Site 10

Photograph 16. Former channel of Merri Creek and residual hill at Site 10.

Merri Events Calendar

18 Aug 2018;
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Friends of Coburg Lake and surrounds, planting near De Chene Pde, North Coburg

19 Aug 2018;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Merri Park Planting

19 Aug 2018;
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Friends of Edgars Creek Planting

29 Aug 2018;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Wednesday Volunteering

01 Sep 2018;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Merri Park Hand Weeding

01 Sep 2018;
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Merri Murnong Adopt a wildflower